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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Long time no see! (mail post among other things)

Hi all!  My last post was quite a while ago.  Those of you who follow my blog or know me, are aware of how I have been feeling a bit low lately.  I have good days and bad days even though I try to remain positive.  My father is doing okay despite the progression of his cancer.  He has ups and downs emotionally which tears me up inside, knowing there's nothing I can do.  At the beginning of July I had to have my 16 year old sweet cat Kylie put to sleep  because she had a tumor on her jaw and couldn't eat.  That broke my heart.  Then there's the everyday stresses of life and also having an autistic child.  It just hasn't been easy to focus on the positive in my life lately.  I've been trying to keep busy with my hobbies whenever I can muster up the energy.  Those wonderful hobbies are swapping, crafting and letter writing.  I've also been doing a fair amount of reading.  Anyhow, I thought I'd start updating my blog again with mail posts and perhaps some crafting in the future.
Here is the mail I received last week.
From my sweet friend Aida from Malaysia.  She included some vintage note cards, FBs and journaling tags.
From a long lost friend Satu from Finland.  We used to write each other over 10 years ago and recently she sent me a letter after having found my address in a FB.
From my friend Susi from Austria who recently vacationed in Provence.
Wonderful selection of craft supplies.
Various decos.
Beautiful "Vintage Medicine Bottles" and "Vintage Paris in the 1920's" decos.  I always love this artist's decos.
Various decos.
Lovely "Vintage Ball Dresses" deco.
And, I wanted to introduce you to two new members of our family.
Sadie (black kitten) and Ginger (caramel/beige kitten).  We adopted them at the end of July.  They have made themselves at home and the boys adapted well to them.  There was some hissing and spiting for the first couple of days but now the boys accept sharing their home.  
The boys:


  1. I`ve missed you! I am busy arranging my new appartment, but I took a peek at your blog, now and then, hoping that you are as ok as possible, given the circumstances. Big hugs to you, my friend, lots of strenght and good vibes!

    PS. Your cats are the loveliest things! <3

  2. I LOVE the vintage decos! Such a pretty thing! And I love your new members of family!<3

  3. I'm happy that you have received my letter and your two new kittens are sooooo adorable! <3